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From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

1. From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

Grab the chance to visit Mexico's Tolantongo Caves on this day tour from Mexico City. Soak and swim in the thermal waters of the cliff pools and explore the many caves of the area. Lookout over crevices and mountains in natural hot springs meant for relaxation. Leave Mexico City first thing in the morning and appreciate a comfortable drive to the Tolantongo Caves. Upon arrival, take a bath in the hot springs, visit the caves, estuaries, pools, and waterfalls. Feel free to explore this paradisical place, 1280 meters above sea level. Visit the hidden paradise section, made up of 40 thermal water pools, including one with a slide. Access the paradise tunnel, which includes a suspension bridge, restaurant area, and zip line. If you want a little more adventure, take the opportunity to combine this relaxing excursion with hiking. Take stunning photos and appreciate activities fun for the whole family.

Magical Towns in Hidalgo: Real del Monte, Huasca & Prismas

2. Magical Towns in Hidalgo: Real del Monte, Huasca & Prismas

Escape the hustle and bustle of Mexico City for the day on a full-day tour of the towns of Hidalgo. Following a pick-up from a central meeting point in Mexico City, transfer north to the mining town of Real del Monte (Mineral del Monte). Here, you will have approximately 4 hours to explore the streets at leisure. Sample some of the local street food, such as pulque bread, tamales and other examples of Hidalgo cuisine. Go to the English cemetery, where all the graves are oriented towards England. Enjoy some free time to shop and find some lunch. Then, continue to the Basaltic Prisms of Huasca de Ocampo. Admire the 30-meter tall geometric basalt columns that decorate the walls of the impressive Santa Maria Regla Canyon, where 4 waterfalls feed the San Antonio Regla dam. See the beautiful 18th-century Hacienda San Miguel Regla, former residence of the mining magnate and philanthropist Pedro Romero de Terreros. See why Huasca de Ocampo is named “Magical Town” (Pueblo Mágico) for its preserved architecture and natural surroundings. Discover arches that were once part of the courts, and ovens where the silver was extracted on a 2-hour tour of the hacienda, before returning to Mexico City.

From Mexico City: Basaltic Prisms and Real del Monte Tour

3. From Mexico City: Basaltic Prisms and Real del Monte Tour

Get back to nature on this tour of the best natural attractions in the Hidalgo region. Departing from Mexico City, travel to the town of Huasca de Ocampo and learn all about its magical history. Wander through the streets of the town, admiring the colonial architecture and natural beauty along the way.  Later, visit the Basaltic Prisms, a true masterpiece of natural art. Get up close to these fascinating hexagonal formations and learn all about their unique geology and formation from your informative guide. Afterwards, travel to the imposing Peña del Aire, stopping at several viewpoints along the way to admire this massive canyon in all its glory. Finally, return to the village of Real del Monte, the birthplace of the Mexican paste. Learn all about the invention of this delicious treat at the Paste Museum before enjoying a stroll through the cobbled streets of this old mining town.

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What people are saying about Hidalgo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 26 reviews

It is a place that you must visit without a doubt. Although it is a long trip from the city, but it is worth it. I believe that the guide should start taking the time from when one leaves the belongings in the "lockers" area and not from when we arrive at the parking lot. Well, quite a few minutes are lost to get to that area, pay and accommodate things. Subtracting time to enjoy the place.

Excellent, it's worth going, it's a bit far but transportation is comfortable and since the group is small, there is plenty of space on the minibus.

Excellent place, tour and tour guides. Will do it again and tell others about it

Long trip from Mexico City, but totally worth it. Wonderful places.

Very good experience! Good organization of the company